News: Please look for the Hilal of Rajab 1438 AH on 28 - 29 March 2017[Read more]
Significance and Virtues of Rajab

The month of Rajab is the seventh month of the Islamic calendar. It is regarded as one of the four sacred months (الأشھر الحرم) [Read more]

RegionalMoonSighting SurveyResultsLogo Regional Moon Sighting Survey

Many thanks to all our website visitors and supporters for your anonymous survey votes on the Regional Moon Sighting Criteria for the UK. The overwhelming majority of you have supported it (94% Yes / 6% No votes). JazakAllahu Khairan for your time. [Read more]

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Fatwa Supporting Regional Moon Sighting Criteria
"To abandon a close country’s sightings and to accept Saudi’s sighting, is in contradiction with the principles of Fiqh”, Fatwa by Darul Uloom Deoband, Mazahirul Uloom, Jamia Islamia Taleemud Deen and many others [Read more, pdf] 
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Moon Sighting by Shaykh Mohammed Ibrahim Memon

This paper/fatwa discusses the different moon sighting criteria, including: Astronomical Calculations, Universal Moon Sighting, Following Saudi Arabia, Following Saudi Arabia for Dhul-Hijjah Only, Local Sighting for All Months and then concludes with the one that has the strongest evidences from the Shariah [Read more]

See details of first day's moon on UK horizon in 1438 AH (2016/7) [Read more]
Hilal Sighting & Islamic Dates By Dr Salman Shaikh

This paper investigates different options proposed for determination of Islamic dates including: Global vs. Local sighting; Sighting vs. Calculations; Calculations for Dark Astronomical New Moon vs. Calculations for Visible Crescent (Hilal); Telescopes vs. Naked eye; Saudi sighting process and its implications; Issue of Eid ul Adha date; Group vs. Solo sighting ; Number of witnesses required, Size of Matla etc. [Read more]

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Solar eclipse proves the inaccuracy of the Saudi Ummul Qura calendar

On Sunday 3rd November 2013 there was a total solar eclipse in Africa and a partial one in the Middle East, where many thousands of people witnessed the birth of the moon by the human eye, without relying on astronomical calculations. This proved beyond any doubt that the Saudi Ummul Qura calendar does not match the visibility of the moon! [Read more]

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